Small Watercraft

ORS 830.330
Liability of owner for negligent operation of boat


The owner of a boat shall be liable for the negligent operation of the boat in the same manner and to the same extent as the owner of a motor vehicle is liable under the rule of law which holds one person liable for the act of another who operates a motor vehicle for a family purpose.


Subsection (1) of this section does not apply in actions in which courts of admiralty have jurisdiction. [Formerly 488.178]
Chapter 830

See also annotations under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edition.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recreation on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202


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